Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday March 4, 1879

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Tuesday, March 4, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

A letter from Sara telling me of Mrs. Baldwins visit and one from Janette enclosing a letter from Gertrude to her written about two months after we were married. Strangely enough Booth and his wife were here today and he brought me a joint letter which Gertrude and I wrote to him in his trouble in 1865. I have been painting on her picture but do not get on well and yet cannot bear to leave it. I painted for Booth under Mrs. Booths suggestions on the Brutus and the Richelieu both of which seem to satisfy her now. Dined at Frank Thurbers. Gifford and his wife, Mary, Dora & Mrs Wheeler were there. Mary had been to see my picture at the Club yesterday and was delighted with it. Gifford told me it created a great interest at the Club on Saturday night and was a decided success. Dora showed us some heads in charcoal which were very neatly drawn indeed. I spent a very pleasant evening and did not get home until nearly twelve. It rained as I came away.

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